George King

Health Sciences and School of Nursing Building
El Paso Texas, 79968
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George King
Professor, Kinesiology - Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

Dr. King earned his M.S. in Kinesiology from Colorado State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. After receiving his doctorate he joined the Kinesiology faculty in 2001 and was promoted to associate professor in 2007. Besides his responsibilities as a faculty member, he currently also serves the Department Chair. Dr. King has presented and published extensively on various issues related to exercise physiology especially validation of instrumentation. His research areas of interest are as follows: Obesity and the Built Environment: Relating Physical Activity and Nutrition to the Built Environment in a Bi-National Border Setting; Effect of Chronic Hydration Status on Fluid-regulatory Hormone Response to Prolonged Exercise in Hot Environments; Determination of the physical and behavioral changes in El Paso adolescents through the application of Manual Resistance Training in physical education settings; and Influence of Insulin Resistance and Anabolic Hormone Levels on Bone Mineral Density.


  1. Body Composition
  2. Bone Health
  3. Built Environment and Health
  4. Energy Cost of Daily Activity
  5. Hormonal Responses to Exercise
  6. Insulin resistance and Diabetes


  1. Health & Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
  2. Other